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Friday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 21 May 2010

THAT’S A WRAP: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2009-10 classical series this weekend with a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony. And it sounds as if you’d better get thee to the Meyerson.

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THAT’S A WRAP: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2009-10 classical series this weekend with a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony. And it sounds as if you’d better get thee to the Meyerson. “Every so often, there’s a concert you feel lucky to have experienced,” Scott Cantrell begins his dallasnews.com review. And later: “With van Zweden, not a note of the symphony was reconstituted from a mix. It felt as if anything could happen at any minute, and yet the composer’s frequent changes of tempo and emotion were fastidiously gauged and controlled.”

CHECKING IN ON ‘D’: The June issue of D magazine is now online for your perusal. Arts-related stories include a look at Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty’s personal style, a visit to the set of Fox’s The Good Guys and a visit to the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. Peter Simek was nice enough to gather all the links for you in one convenient location.

A TIE AT THE TOP: Birdville High School’s Bye-Bye Birdie and North Crowley High School’s Little Women shared the Betty Lynn Buckley Award for best musical. The awards, which were handed out Thursday night, honor high school musical productions. In an interesting twist, Keller High School’s Peter Pan won the most award of any show (four), yet was denied the top prize.

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